Meeting Emma Bridgewater

On Monday, July 19th, Julia, and Joan took a day off baking!
 Joined by myself (Liz) and our good friend and guest teashop waitress Liz Cole - we all went to meet Emma Bridgewater to celebrate her 25th year in business! Congratulations!

A very early start for us all, but very much worth it! We travelled to Stoke on Trent to visit the famous Emma Bridgewater factory. Greeted with Tea and Coffee in a beautiful garden, we had a fantastic tour of the factory (where Julia had a go at making plates!), a delicious lunch, and a trip to a local museum, where Emma has a display of all of her most famous and distinctive pottery.
Following lunch we got to paint our own 1/2 pint mugs. We certainly appreciate all the hard work that goes into making them now that we've had a go ourselves.

 After a good giggle in the pottery studio we had an exclusive preview of all of the new products for Autum/Winter, and had a browse at the Factory shop.

  Ros and Cecelia from Bookham's "Look Local" magazine also visited the factory - we hope you had a nice time ladies!

Photos to follow at a later date - so keep checking the blog.
Orders being taken now for Emma Bridgewater glassware and pottery!

Happy Shopping!

J&L x

Our First Birthday!!

Here are a few photos from Julia's 1st Birthday!

We had a brilliant weekend, with lovely weather and of course - Birthday Cake!
Thank you to all of our customers and friends who sent cards, balloons and beautiful flowers, it was really unexpected and they looked so lovely dotted around the shop.

24 Church Road, Gt Bookham

The Proud Proprietor!


Our Birthday Banner and Emma Bridgewater bunting

Julia and the two Liz's outside the shop

The best seat in the house!

Lots of yummy cake tasters!

Comptoir de Famille birds display

 Our Emma Bridgewater melamine sets


Happy Birthday Julia's!

Here's to many more years to come!

J&L x
Welcome to Julia's Tea Shop blog!!

We've been open just over 15 months here in Bookham, and to keep all of our loyal customers up to date with any news, Mum, Joan and I decided to start this online blog.

Our customers can look at this anytime, to find out about any upcoming events, new stock in our shop, any specials on the menu and even SALES!

We hope you all find this useful and even fun to read, as anybody who has met us all will know - we have as much fun running and working at the shop as our customers do visiting! we absolutely LOVE what we do, we are so proud of what we have all achieved, and are so grateful to all of our customers, from families and couples just popping in for tea & cake, to very loyal Emma Bridgewater collectors, and our lovely regular customers - you know who you are! :)

So, if you haven't yet visited Bookham - Julia's Tea Shop is perfect for a spot of light lunch, freshly baked scones and cakes - By Julia & Joan (and sometimes Liz!) or an indulgent Afternoon Tea, the perfect treat after shopping in the village!

Special thanks, to Liz Cole, Joan Maycox, Nicky Baggott and Peter Smith - for all their hard work and never ending support!

Happy Tea-Drinking!

J&L x